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Dome of the Rock (exterior view)

Type: monument/shrine

Creator/Culture: Islamic

Date/Period: 691/Umayyad

Style Period: Umayyad

Site Location: Jerusalem, Israel

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Dome of the Rock (interior view of rocks, arcades, and dome)

Type: monument/shrine

Materials/Techniques: reused classical marble columns and gilded Corinthian capitals, black and white marble revetment

Creator/Culture: Islamic

Date/Period: 691/Umayyad

Style Period: Umayyad

Site Location: Jerusalem, Israel

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Dome of the Rock (interior, detail of mosaic with inscription)

Type: monument/shrine

Materials/Techniques: glass, gold, and mother-of-pearl tesserae

Patron/Culture: Umayyad caliph ‘Abd al-Mālik ibn Marwān/Islamic

Date/Period: 691/Umayyad

Style Period: Umayyad

Site Location: Jerusalem, Israel

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Umayyad Mosque (courtyard)

Type: mosque

Patron/Culture: Umayyad caliph al-Walīd ibn ‘Abd al-Mālik (completed by Sulaymān ibn ‘Abd al-Mālik)/Islamic

Date/Period: 707-714/15/Umayyad

Style Period: Umayyad

Site Location: Damascus, Syria

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Umayyad Mosque (detail of mosaic on West wall)

Type: mosaic

Materials/Techniques: predominantly glass paste tesserae

Patron/Culture: Umayyad caliph al-Walīd ibn ‘Abd al-Mālik (completed by Sulaymān ibn ‘Abd al-Mālik)/Islamic

Date/Period: 707-714/15/Umayyad

Style Period: Umayyad

Site Location: Damascus, Syria

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Umayyad Mosque (detail of mosaic along Western portico depicting river, trees, and hippodrome)

Type: mosaic

Materials/Techniques: predominantly glass paste tesserae

Patron/Culture: Umayyad caliph al-Walīd ibn ‘Abd al-Mālik (completed by Sulaymān ibn ‘Abd al-Mālik)/Islamic

Date/Period: 707-714/15/Umayyad

Style Period: Umayyad

Site Location: Damascus, Syria

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Stucco decoration (interior decoration from walls of room one)

Type: panels (surface components)

Materials/Techniques: molded stucco

Creator/Culture: Islamic

Date/Period: 9th century/Abassid

Style Period: Abassid, third Samarra or "beveled" style

Site Location: house one in Samarra, modern Iraq

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Ceramic bowl

Type: vessel

Materials/Techniques: Earthenware, white slip with black slip decoration under transparent glaze

Dimensions: H. 7 in.; Diam. 18 in.

Creator/Culture: Islamic

Date/Period: 10th century/Samanid

Style Period: Samanid

Place of Origin: Nishapur, modern Iran

Inscription: "Planning before work protects you from regret; prosperity and peace"

Repository: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)

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Shroud of St. Josse

Type: textile

Materials/Techniques: colored and figured silk samite (weft-faced compound twill, with the warp hidden on both sides of the fabric) saddle cloth

Dimensions: two fragments, 52 x 94 cm and 24 x 62 cm

Patron/Culture: likely for the Samanid emir Bukhtegin/Islamic

Date/Period: before 961/Samanid

Style Period: Samanid

Place of Origin: Iran or Central Asia

Inscription: Kufic

Repository: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France

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Bowl (depicting Bahram Gur Hunting on camelback with Azada, and other mounted figures)

Type: vessel

Materials/Techniques: Stonepaste; polychrome in-glaze and overglaze painted on an opaque monochrome glaze (mina'i)

Dimensions: 3 13/16 x 8 1/2 in.

Culture: Islamic

Date/Period: 12th-13th century/Seljuq

Style: mina'i

Place of Origin: probably Kashan, Iran

Repository: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

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Hanging Mosque Lamp

Type: mosque lamp, lighting device

Materials/Techniques: Glass; free blown, with blue enamel calligraphic frieze on a gilt background, and a gilded inscription on a background of blue enamel.

Dimensions: H. 13 in.

Patron/Culture: Sayf al-Din Tuquztimur/Islamic

Date/Period: 1340

Style Period: Mamluk

Place of Origin: Egypt

Inscription: include the Light verse (Qur’an 24:35), “God is the light of the heavens and the earth; His light may be compared to a niche that enshrines a lamp, the lamp within a crystal of a star-like brilliance…” and the name of the patron, Sayf al-Din Tuquztimur, as well as his emblems, a cup and an eagle.

Repository: British Museum, London, England

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All-epigraphic Dinar of ‘Abd al-Mālik

Type: coin, Dinar

Materials/Techniques: Gold, struck by hand

Culture: Islamic

Date/Period: 696/7/Umayyad

Style Period: Umayyad

Place of Origin: unknown

Inscription: Obverse inscription: There is no god except God, alone, He has no partner. Obverse margin: Muḥammad is the Messenger of God, He sent him with guidance and the religion of truth so that he may proclaim it over all religions (Qur’ān 9:33, 48:28 or 61:9). Reverse inscription: from Qur’ān 112: God, the One, God, the Eternal, He does not beget nor is He begotten. Reverse margin: In the name of God, this dinar was struck in the year 77.

Repository: unknown/many

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Dish with female rebab player

Type: dish

Materials/Techniques: Earthenware with monochrome luster on opaque glaze

Dimensions: Diam. 40 cm

Culture: Islamic

Date/Period: 11th century/Fatimid

Style Period: Fatimid

Place of Origin: Egypt

Repository: The Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo, Egypt

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Polychrome luster bowl

Type: bowl

Materials/Techniques: Earthenware, overglaze painted with polychrome luster

Dimensions: H. 3.8 cm; Diam. 31.7 cm

Culture: Islamic

Date/Period: 9th century/Abbasid

Style Period: Abbasid

Place of Origin: Iraq

Repository: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France